I don’t know anything about communications. In fact, I don’t even particularly love to write – as a freshman at Harvard University, I discovered I would much rather take an exam than spend hours creating, editing, and revising an essay. Yet somehow I found myself becoming the Communications Intern for El Pomar Foundation, a job which involves writing every single day.
After a visit to El Pomar Foundation, I realized an important truth. The modern city of Colorado Springs that I have come to know and love, the neighborhood I live in, and the high school that I attended—Fountain Valley School of Colorado—would likely not exist if it had not been for the entrepreneurial mind and philanthropic spirit of a single couple, Spencer and Julie Penrose.
John Russell, Steamboat Today
El Pomar Foundation partners with Colorado Springs Sports Corp. and other key community organizations to bring Colorado Classic bike race to town.
El Pomar’s Wildland Fire Fund was created in rapid response to Colorado’s devastating wildfire season of 2002 including Hayman, Missionary Ridge, and Trinidad fires. In addition to emergency response grants, the Wildland Fire Fund also provides grants throughout the year to Colorado fire agencies seeking support for personal protection equipment and supplies.
The Forum for Civic Advancement, a program of El Pomar Foundation, recently hosted a City Council Candidate Debate with more than 200 attendees in partnership with the Colorado Springs Leadership Institute (CSLi), KKTV 11News, the Gazette, and AARP.
While I never doubted my sense of home at Colorado College, it’s only now that the state of Colorado feels like home. Maybe it was as simple as fully unpacking my belongings in my “adult” apartment rather than hoarding books, out of season clothes and childhood photos in boxes, anticipating the next move to a new dorm room. I suspect, however, I now feel at home in Colorado because I spend my days working at El Pomar Foundation.
Taylor Watters, UCCS Scribe
Wayne Heilman, The Gazette
"I'm so excited! Look at my dress! I want to see them skate, it's hard!" We heard these exclamations and so many more last month, while more than 3000 parents, children, grandchildren, aunts and uncles waited for the doors to open for Disney on Ice at the Broadmoor World Arena
The Broncos will host three 7K runs as part of their Broncos Fit campaign
Jon Pompia, The Pueblo Chieftain
Chris Frost, Lamar Ledger
Christina Dawidowicz, Fox21 News